LEAKED: New Reedy competition servos and charger
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 12:39pm
By Aaron Waldron
By Aaron Waldron
Legendary motor builder Mike Reedy was already working with Gene Husting and Team Associated when Reedy Modifieds, AE's house brand of brushed motors, began. And even though Reedy remains under the Team Associated umbrella, pro drivers from many different manufacturers have added to the company's incredible win total, which stands at a record 29 IFMAR World Championships and counting. Though most famous for producing incredible horsepower, Reedy has offered other race-worthy products such as batteries and chargers throughout its history.
Over the last few years, however, the Reedy brand has found its way onto an increasing number of products geared toward hobbyists of all ability levels - including brushless motors, speed controls, even nitro engines. We were tipped off to yet another new product line from Reedy, which appears on page 26 in the manual for one of AE's newest RTR vehicles - the 4WD ProSC.
Though Team Associated has offered competition-grade servos under its XP line before, this would be the first linkage-yankers with the Reedy brand stamped on top. Leaking new products in vehicle manuals is nothing new for Team Associated, so this pairing of speed- and torque-geared high-voltage digital servos from Reedy certainly seems legit. The scoop comes just two days after Reedy electric department manager Rick Hohwart posted this teaser to his Facebook page:
An innocent-enough photo posted from "Rick-dog's" pit area while preparing for the Reedy Race of Champions next weekend at OCRC, the 1992 Invitational class winner certainly intended for this photo to be a sneak peek of what was to come - we'll go ahead and guess that it's the "RS1206" installed in that very clean and beautifully prepared B5M.
Rick's teasing continued today with yet another sneaky photo of his personal workspace, showing off yet another new item from Reedy:
If you zoom in closely enough, the "1216C2" charger's label identifies the large black box as a dual AC/DC competition battery charger. Like the servo, the charger's case finish and glossy decal hint that it may not be far from production...